Best Hairdressers in Auckland

Picking a hairdresser is a very subjective thing, and once you've found a stylist that you like you're unlikely to change unless you really have to. But what if you are new to Auckland, have moved or do need a change for some reason? To help those of you we've compiled this list of what we think are the best hairdressers in Auckland. We've tried to include a mix of high-end salons and more family friendly unisex hairdressing salons so there is something for everyone. All of these fine establishments are very well reviewed and have great reputations for excellent service in the markets they serve.

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Biba Salon

Biba is a hair salon, a yoga studio, and an event space all in one place. Located on Birkenhead Point, it is a great place to get some pampering and gather with friends. They also serve cold-pressed juice from their kitchen. They are open Monday through Saturday.

They provide a wide range of hair salon services for men, women, and children, including cutting, styling, balayage freehand hair painting, foils, base color, gloss toner, and straightening. Little Biba offers beauty treatments such as facials, brow, lashes, waxing, nails, and make-up.

BEST FOR
Lower North Shore
WEBSITE
http://biba.co.nz/
ADDRESS

132B Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 480 0099
OPERATING HOURS
Mon: 12 – 8pm
Tues: 8am – 8pm
Wed: 7am – 8pm
Thurs 8am – 8pm
Fri: 7am – 3pm
Sat: 8am – 5pm
Sun: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Hair salon, yoga studio, and event space
  • Master, senior, and emerging stylists
  • Beauty treatments
  • Experienced staff

Beautiful people who are also so professional, caring, and oh, they are amazing with hair. X

Hayley

G&T Hair

G&T Hairdressing Mission Bay is a professional full-service hair salon that offers haircuts and coloring using high-quality KMS/Goldwell hair products. They provide tea or coffee to sip on while their stylists create a customized new look. They have over 10 years of experience, use top-industry products, and are now at a new location. They are open Monday through Saturday.

Services offered include shampoos, cuts, blow dry, straightening, event styling, coloring, foils, smoothing treatments, and curl services for women, men, and kids. Their introductory offers include 50 percent off your first cut & blow-dry service or $100 towards your first full color, cut, and blow-dry service.

BEST FOR
Eastern Bays
WEBSITE
https://www.gthair.co.nz/
ADDRESS

301 Kepa Road, Mission Bay, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 528 8950
OPERATING HOURS
Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tues – Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri: 9am – 5:30pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Fun, friendly, professional salon
  • Professional hair care products
  • Seasonal haircuts and colors
  • Post-care advice

I feel so lucky to have found this salon, Alex is amazing! Her cut and colours are 100% every time and she’s extremely knowledgeable. I feel safe in her hands and have full trust in her skills. You can tell she has a real passion for her industry and clients. Thank you Alex!

Jamie

Level Up

Level up is a full-service hair and beauty salon that takes care of everything in one place. They offer a variety of massages treatments, services for weddings, and tailored services for men, women, and teens, all in a relaxing environment. Their stylists are trained, qualified, and have technical knowledge and industry experience.

Hair services include cuts, colors, styling, blow dry, treatments, perms, and straightening. Beauty treatments include facials, eyebrows, deep skin, pore cleansing, acne treatment, lash tint, waxing, permanent make-up, manicures, and pedicures.

BEST FOR
Inner East
WEBSITE
http://levelup.nz/
ADDRESS

131 Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 521 0233
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Full-service hair and beauty salon
  • Relaxing environment
  • Wedding day services
  • Personal touch

The only hairdresser I’d trust with my hair. Have been a regular client since 2015. Thank you Sasha!

Katya

Rodney Wayne

Rodney Wayne opened his first Auckland salon in 1980. Since then, Rodney Wayne has grown to provide hair styling, coloring, and hair care products at over 30 salons across New Zealand. Their stylists and colorists are highly trained to enhance hair without damaging it. They use high-quality products, genuine L’Oreal colors, and Kerastase treatments. A rewards program is offered.

Richard Kavanaugh, the global creative director, develops and interprets global trends and has created an education and coaching program. This award-winning salon offers a range of services including cuts, colors, treatments, dry styling, trims, foils, balayage, ombre, blow-dry, straightening, and curling.

BEST FOR
Eastern Bays
WEBSITE
http://rodneywayne.co.nz/
ADDRESS

Eastridge Shopping Centre 215 Kepa Road, Mission Bay, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 521 3377
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Tues: 9am – 6:30pm
Wed: 9am – 8pm
Thurs: 9am – 6:30pm
Fri: 9am – 8pm
Sat: 9am – 6:30pm
Sun: 9am – 4:30pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • New Zealand’s largest hair salon franchise
  • Creative and original experience
  • Friendly and talented team
  • No-obligation free consultation

Awesome experience 🙂 hair lasted the whole night at ball and I was super comfortable the whole time! would totally recommend Chloe as your stylist.

Caitlin

Brooke + Sachi

Brooke + Sachi is a boutique organic, natural, and modern hair salon in Ellerslie. Their approach to hair care is ecologically sustainable using no harsh chemicals and as many natural and organic ingredients as possible. They have over 20 years of combined experience in hair and makeup. They are open Tuesday through Saturday.

This is the place to go for a green, toxin-free salon experience. They offer a range of services including hair cuts, colors, blow-dry, smoothing treatment, dry styles, wedding day services, men’s cuts, kids’ cuts, and makeup. Free consultations are available. In the Jar provides natural toxin-free daily care products curated by Brooke + Sachi.

BEST FOR
Inner East
WEBSITE
http://www.brookesachi.com/
ADDRESS

25 Whites Way, Ellerslie, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 579 3879
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Thurs: 10am – 7pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Local hair salon
  • Organic, Natural, and Modern services
  • Focus on healthy hair
  • Free no-obligation consultations

Had my hair done today, love it, very happy with my colour, Brooke listened to what I wanted, also loved how my hair feels after treatment.

Jane

London Salon

London Salon in Parnell is a hair salon that offers a range of services in a welcoming, fun atmosphere. Established in 1965, this salon has been a Parnell icon for over 50 years. They specialize in providing customers with a relaxing break from their busy routines. They are open Tuesday through Saturday.

Their services and packages include Indian-style head massage, wash and blow-dry, brow shape and tint, keratin smoothing treatments, and facials for men and women. Bridal up-dos are available for special occasions. This is a great place to go if you are looking for a glamorous new look or getting ready to celebrate a special occasion.

BEST FOR
City Fringe
WEBSITE
http://www.londonsalon.co.nz/
ADDRESS

128 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 373 2395
OPERATING HOURS
Tues: 9am – 8pm
Wed: 10am – 6pm
Thurs: 9am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Wide range of services
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent value
  • Great for special events

Absolutely love my haircut. The lady who cut my hair, heard me out and advised the correct cut. Highly recommend this place.

Sakina

Mika Styles

Mika Styles is a salon that offers expert hairstyling, color, treatments, and reflexology. It is directed and owned by Mika Sakata, a hairdresser with 25 years of experience. Mayuko, the hair specialist, has been in the industry since 2008. They are open Tuesday through Saturday and are located on level 2 of the Metropolis Hotel in Auckland CBD.

Cut and blow-dry, coloring, and styling services for men and women are provided. Also available are highlights, permanents, treatments, and foot reflexology with a foot soak, reflexology, and tea. They are a sustainable salon that is committed to recycling and repurposing as much as possible.

BEST FOR
Central City
WEBSITE
http://www.mikastyles.co.nz/
ADDRESS

Metropolis Hotel, Level 2/42 High Street, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 302 0700
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Thurs: 10am – 6pm
Fri: 11am – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Range of services including reflexology
  • Sustainable salon
  • Many years of experience
  • Reasonable prices

I've been having my hair done here for about 9 years now. Mika and her team are wonderful! I can't recommend them highly enough!

Melissa

The Following Hair Co.

The Following is a New York-style salon offering expertise, knowledge, and a personal approach to hair care. Trained in color, cutting, and styling, the team is focused on each client’s individual needs. The owner and senior stylist, Sandi Larkin, is an award-winning Redken Certified Design Artist and colorist who has worked on fashion events and shoots. They are open Tuesday through Saturday.

All services begin with a consultation. Women’s design and style, men’s design and style, color, foils, smoothing, hair extensions, and Redken chemistry shots are some of the services they provide. The salon is chic, and the location is great and highly accessible.

BEST FOR
Inner East
WEBSITE
http://www.thefollowing.co.nz/
ADDRESS

113 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 309 6657
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Personalized approach
  • Team of expert stylists
  • World-class treatments
  • Great location

Had a very nice haircut done by Kayla, very happy with that. Atmosphere was relaxing and friendly. Highly recommend their services.

Tatiana

D&M

Founded by Danny Pato and Michael Sisaengrath, D&M opened over 14 years ago and has won numerous awards. Recognized as one of the top salon teams in the country, they specialize in combining their unique cultures, skill sets, and passions. Their in-house training program keeps the team up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques. They are open Tuesday through Friday.

They are environmentally conscious and work with Davines Sustainable Beauty and Sustainable Salons. They support the community through a variety of charity projects and donated over $8000 to various groups during the Australian bush fire crisis.

BEST FOR
City Fringe (Ponsonby)
WEBSITE
http://www.dandm.co.nz/
ADDRESS

5 Redmond Street, Ponsonby, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 376 3666
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • World-class expertise
  • Winners of numerous awards
  • Sustainable salon
  • Supports the community

Once Again Can't Thankyou Enough – Danny & Thomas
for the Expertise – Genuine Love & Care you Give my Hair xo

Heidi

Marcelo & Co Hair Design

The atmosphere is relaxing at Marcelo & Co Hair Design, a modern salon with a creative vision. Their team pampers clients with barista-style beverages and snacks and offers expert advice. They specialize in great communication, education on hair care and products, and dedicated personal service. Offering a full array of Wella hair care products, they are open Tuesday through Saturday.

Services for men and women include hair colors, foils, balayage, and styling. Their new client packages welcome newcomers to the salon by providing an opportunity to meet with the stylists. Owners Marcelo Gonzalez and Danny Dominguez use their knowledge, expertise, and artistic sensibilities to make their clients look and feel great.

BEST FOR
Inner City
WEBSITE
https://www.marceloandco.nz/
ADDRESS

71 Upper Queen Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 377 9822
OPERATING HOURS
Tues: 9:30am – 8:30pm
Wed: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Thurs: 9:30am – 8:30pm
Fri: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Creative vision
  • Great communication
  • Full range of Wella products
  • Wide range of services

Thanks to Sarah for my amazing cut and colour. I couldn't be happier and I'm pleased to have found a stylist I can trust.

Karen

Inco Studio

Located in the heart of Ponsonby Road, Inco Studio is a hair, nails, and makeup salon that focuses on relationships, inclusion, and community. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming, relaxing, and inspiring, and their approach is creative and innovative. Customized to meet the needs of customers, their services include home hair care and consultations with highly trained stylists and nail and makeup artists.

They offer gender and pricing-neutral services for men and women. These include coloring, painting, foils, balayage, highlights, styling, cutting, treatments, manicures, pedicures, gel art, and makeup. Their color menu provides a choice of levels ranging from low baby highlights to highly transformative looks.

WEBSITE
http://www.incostudio.com/
ADDRESS

182 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 218 7088
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 4pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Contemporary studio
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Gender-neutral services and pricing
  • Luxurious treatments

Fabulous salon! Amazing service and my stylist Katie was excellent! I’m so happy with my new colour! Will definitely be back. Highly recommend!!

Claire

Killer Hair

Founded by Steven and Mimi Kelly in 2004, Killer Hair started in a tucked-away room in a warehouse in Eden Terrace. In 2010, they moved to the iconic Masonic Lodge with its huge windows and high ceilings, and their business has grown and thrived since then. The essence of their brand is to be good, beautiful, and true. They are open Tuesday through Saturday.

Dedicated to building relationships and improving the world, they are members of Sustainable Salons and are engaged in local and global community service. They use Keune products, a family-owned, global haircare brand. Their services include cut and blow-dry, bridal up-dos, makeup, hair treatments, balayage, tints, foil highlights, and semi glossing.

WEBSITE
http://www.killerhair.co.nz/
ADDRESS

24 Saint Benedicts Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 377 9129
OPERATING HOURS
Tues: 10am – 6pm
Wed: 9am – 7pm
Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Relaxing and sunny atmosphere
  • Experienced stylists
  • Sustainable salon
  • Keune products

The Killer Hair Team are awesome I can’t recommend them enough! Especially Steven for the amazing cut and Megan for the lovely bleach and tone. They’re both super professional and know what they’re doing, I love the results, I’ve never had so many compliments on my hair in my life!

Olivia

Amiee Marie Hair Studio

Amiee of Amiee Marie’s hair studio specializes in the surfer girl balayage look and deals exclusively with blonde tones. Inspired by the tranquility, energy, and sounds of the sea, she creates sun-kissed, natural-looking blonde tones that require little maintenance. This gorgeous boutique salon is located in Beach Haven.

She uses and recommends salon-standard products that help extend the life of the color and keep hair healthy. Most clients need to visit about once every three months. In her 24th year as a hairdresser, Amiee has flexible hours but fills up quickly, so be sure to book well in advance.

BEST FOR
Surfer Girl Balayage
WEBSITE
https://www.amieemarie.co.nz/
ADDRESS

24 Valhalla Drive, Beach Haven, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
OPERATING HOURS
Flexible hours, but bookings essential

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Gorgeous boutique salon
  • Natural look
  • Blonde and balayage
  • Inspired by the sea

Best hair dresser I've ever been too! My hair always feels and looks amazing. Couldn't recommend enough!!

Sarah-Jane

French Revolver Studio

Located on Victoria Street West, French Revolver Studio is an award-winning salon that specializes in beautiful colorwork, balayage, blondes, and keratin treatments. Brad Lepper, the owner, is an international artist who has worked in New York, LA, and Berlin. The studio is open Tuesday through Saturday.

The loft-style studio with its wooden floors, high ceilings, and exposed brick walls also hosts fashion shoots, art exhibits, and weekly yoga sessions. The range of services provided includes cut and blow-dry, color, foiling, lightening, camo, perms, straightening, and styling. Appointments fill up fast, so be sure to book in advance.

BEST FOR
Inner City
WEBSITE
http://frenchrevolver.com/
ADDRESS

139/141 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 550 1200
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Wed: 10am – 8pm
Thurs – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Award-winning salon
  • Doubles as an art gallery
  • Run by international artist Brad Lepper
  • Wide range of services

Chandra is an absolute goddess of calm and creativity. What an amazing experience and great result with colour and cut. Muchos gracias.

Kylie

Ryder Salon

Located in the downtown Britomart fashion and dining precinct, Ryder is a directional, individual, and versatile hair salon since 1999. The architecturally designed salon reflects its waterfront location. Timber screens separate the styling and washing sections and provide privacy from the street. Installations of sculpture Michael Parekowhai are featured throughout the space.

Services include perms, foils, toner, creative color, blow-dry, and treatments. Refreshments of water, tea, coffee, and wine are provided as are complimentary Wi-Fi and iPads. They sell hair products that are sulfate, paraben, and cruelty-free, and natural and beautiful handmade candles by Curio Noir.

BEST FOR
Central Auckland
WEBSITE
http://www.rydersalon.com/
ADDRESS

56 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 309 9790
OPERATING HOURS
Tues: 9am – 8pm
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Thurs: 9am – 8pm
Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Versatile salon since 1999
  • Caring stylists
  • Modern and artistic atmosphere
  • Great location

Passionate stylists and colorists who really love what they do. Always great conversation and high quality of service! Do whatever they need to achieve your own desired result, so refreshing. Thanks guys, 5*

Lucy

Dry and Tea

Dry and Tea is an award-winning blow dry bar and teahouse that offers a variety of packages for events and individuals. Their talented stylists use high-quality products from L’Oreal and serve many tea varieties from Tea Garden Co. Beautiful artwork by New Zealand artist Paul Hartigan is featured throughout the venue.

Services include blow waves, dry styles, up-dos, hair and makeup packages, quick trims, men’s groom, hair extensions, gel manicures, nail art, massage, makeup, cut and color, and treatments. All Loved Up is a bridal package that includes full hair and makeup for brides and bridal parties with bubbles and sweet treats and a special gift for the bride.

BEST FOR
A blow dry and a cuppa
WEBSITE
http://dryandtea.com/
ADDRESS

57 Tyler Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 309 2128
OPERATING HOURS
Tues: 10am – 8pm
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Thurs: 8am – 8pm
Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Blow-wave bar and teahouse
  • Three locations in Newmarket, Britomart, and City Works Depot
  • Menu of looks to choose from
  • Weddings and special events

Great customer service!! From the moment you walk in you're treated to first class service by the staff but not only that but whatever you're getting done, be it hair, nails or treatment, you leave there feeling like a million dollars. Fantastic hair and beauty. I won't go anywhere else!

Beckie

ASC Salon

Expertise, experience, and ethics are the three pillars at ASC Salon in Parnell. Stephen and Andrea Cockle founded ASC in 2016. They each have over 25 years of experience, and their team members are highly trained and experienced. Velvet sofas, coffee machines, and a selection of wine and beer offerings on the second floor make for a relaxed atmosphere. They are open Tuesday through Saturday.

ASC is a Sustainable Salons member and a green business. They partner with Original & Mineral and Oway, two sustainable hair care product brands. All products used are sulfate, paraben, and cruelty-free. Services include cut and style, color, and treatments. Complimentary treats, coffee, tea, wine, beer, water, Wi-Fi, iPads, and reading material are provided.

WEBSITE
http://www.ascsalon.com/
ADDRESS

209 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 336 1239
OPERATING HOURS
Tues: 10am – 8pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Expertise, experience, and ethics
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Sustainable salon

Lovely experience, friendly professional staff. Very relaxing atmosphere. Thank you for a great service!

Ida

Loxy’s

With locations on Ponsonby Road and Commercial bay, Loxy’s salon is a great place to go for hair extensions. Using a unique micro weft system with no gluing or braiding, the extensions are ethically sourced, quick and easy to apply and maintain, and can be reused for nine to 12 months on average. This technique greatly reduces the chances of damaging hair.

Kate Jarrett, the founder, started out with a mobile hair extensions service in 2009. As her clientele grew, she expanded her business to what it is today with two locations and a team of stylists to address all hairdressing needs including cuts, color, and up-dos.

WEBSITE
http://www.loxys.co.nz/
ADDRESS

4 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 378 7650
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Tues: 9am – 7pm
Wed: 9am – 6pm
Thurs: 9am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat – Sun: 9am – 9pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Hair extensions with no glue or braiding
  • Quick, easy to maintain, and affordable
  • Great to add length or volume
  • Full range of services

Had an absolutely wonderful experience with the master of balayage – Kassia. She’s extremely good & knows her job very well. Loved talking to her throughout the entire process. Also a big shout out to Loxy’s welcoming & warm environment & rest of the ladies for great customer service. I also must add – glass of rosé was a great touch. Will be back for sure & thank you so much lovely kassia, I love my new colour & cut. Made my day!

Tanvi

Rose Quartz Hair Studio

Located in the heart of Parnell, Rose Quartz Hair studio is an intimate and welcoming salon specializing in the latest techniques and treatments. Head stylist and owner Michaela Powell has won awards and has 10 years of experience. She and her team pamper their clients and make their hair look amazing. The studio is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Services offered include cuts and colors for men and women, blow-dry, foils, retouching, balayage, and lightening. The space is sun-filled, relaxing, and has great vibes. Clients can sip on a glass of rose as they get their hair done.

WEBSITE
http://rosequartz.co.nz/
ADDRESS

4/333 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(021) 824 4764
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Intimate and welcoming studio
  • Latest techniques and treatments
  • Award-winning stylist
  • Sip on a glass of rose

Michaela is a wizard, especially with colour. She goes above and beyond to create a beautiful salon experience, I’ve never been disappointed with her work.

Anthea

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